Buff Portal Advising is a centralized, campus-wide, student engagement system that helps advisors and other student success staff take a more holistic approach to interactions and improves collaboration across campus as a student support community. Buff Portal Advising (BPA) allows support staff to manage their student relationships, including reviewing student information, scheduling roster-based or service-based appointments, sending messages, entering notes, etc., by providing a robust and ever-expanding set of tools that include:
- Appointment calendaring (for Advising, Coaching, Mentoring and more)
- Meeting queuing
- Event check-in / check-out
- Integrated notes and messaging
- Outreach reminders
- Referral tracking to campus partners
- Midterm course alerts
- Detailed reports & dashboard
Buff Portal Advising is customizable service and more more tools are available depending on a projects needs.
Who can get it
Buff Portal Advising is a common good service provided at no cost for groups on a case-by-case basis, due to the many license, profile, user and permission concerns. The Buff Portal Advising team encourages teams with a CRM need to work with their managers to make requests.
How to get it
Service requests can be made by contacting the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a Buff Portal Advising user, log into the tool with the following:
- URL: https://www.colorado.edu/buffportaladvising
- Username: IdentiKey username
- Password: IdentiKey password
Buff Portal Advising User Guides
Advising units can use Buff Portal Advising to manage their student relationships, including reviewing student information, scheduling appointments, sending messages, creating logs and more. OIT provides user guides (see below) for advisors and students, demonstrating how to perform tasks within the tool: